Today we’d like to introduce you to Ephraim Glick.
Ephraim, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
When I was 9 years old I dreamed of a lifestyle that I really had no idea how it could ever be possible. You see the life I dreamed of was forbidden in the Amish culture/community I grew up in. We had no electricity, no television or radio, and our transportation was horse and buggy. My mom cooked every meal and made all our clothes from scratch.
I wanted more, I felt stuck like a bird in a cage even at a very young age. I loved my parents and hated to let them down but at 18 I ran away from home and really never looked back. My dad always taught us to work hard and that no one is going to give us anything. What if we want something we have to work for it.
I went to work to build the life I wanted. I knew nothing of the real world and learned a lot of things the hard way. I tried eight different ideas over the years. Some businesses failed and others did well all of which led to where I am today. Today, I run multiple companies from roofing, to real estate development and I also host a podcast called The Ultimate Shift. Check it out, the guests we have on our amazing humans.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
When I left home I had $832 in my pocket and the clothes on my back. It was anything but smooth. I worked 20 hour days and two jobs for years to try and make ends meet and get ahead. I didn’t expect any favors from people so I knew it was up to me. One thing I have learned is that we as humans have everything it takes to succeed within us. I didn’t have the support of my family or friends, I was alone in my goals but I learned that I don’t need the support of others that I can get what I want if I am willing to work hard and believe in my gut.
I learned that people will promise you the world but they will leave you in the dirt. I learned that most of the people you think will always be in your life will leave at some point. I also learned the value of true friends and having incredible people in your corner. This is something I am very grateful to have these days. I have some of the best people in the world in my circle and for that, I am so grateful.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Midsouth Commercial Roofing LLC?
One of my main companies is a commercial roofing company. We install flat and low slope roofs on hotels, apartments, retail outlets, and industrial warehousing. I am so proud of the team and the brand we have built. Every employee is an essential part of what we do. If I do my job right then every employee that we have will benefit from the company and their life should improve by being here. We pride ourselves on being that trustworthy brand that doesn’t just make bold promises but also back up what we say. We believe that in and industry that’s not always known for the best reputation that we can be that change through professional and courteous service.
It is that kind of dedication to our clients that sets us apart from our competition.
Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
I am a huge fan of Lewis Howes and The School Of Greatness Podcast. I also love the message that Grant Cardone and Ryan Serhant put out. So any books that they have as well as podcasts I tune in. I read a lot but I have also found most people don’t actually do what they write to do. This is why I love watching and listening to guys that actually do what they advise others to do. I am not a person that needs hype, just give me the basics and the tools and I will go to work.
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- Website: www.ephraimglick.com
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